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Link Buses suspended by the Ministry of Works and Transport

Following a a horrendous accident yesterday that claimed over 20 lives involving a bus belonging to the Link company, the Ministry of Works and Transport has come out to temporarily suspend the Transport service provider.

A Link bus yesterday 4th May 2022 overturned a number of times at Sebitoli along the Fort Portal-Kampala highway.

Witnesses at the tea farm where the accident happened said that they saw the front tyre of the bus bursting. The bus then started knocking down the guard rails and the tea shade as it overturned.

The gruesome pictures that surfaced onto the media showed scattered bodies lying lifelessly on the road.

Now the State Minister of works and Transport Hon Musa Ecweru has come out to reveal how Link Bus company has been told to halt its services for the mean time as they make sure it’s safe for travelers.

He further said that the government is concerned about the frequency of accidents in the country yet the roads are in a good condition.

They are therefore going to make an investigation to find out the problem and its remedies.

This wasn’t the only fatal accident in the country as another happened in Budaka district where three cars collided. These included two taxis and a Toyota Raum.

Hon Ecweru concluded by sending his condolences to all the victims of those who lost their lives in this catastrophe.

These accidents have been blamed on reckless driving and speeding unnecessarily by the Police.

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